Blog 2 – Well being, Mindfulness, and Sustainability

After reading Mindfulness and Sustainability I found it very interesting and valuable. It showed our values make us who we are and whom we want to appear to be and eventually who others see in us: collectively, they are the driving factors that can change the relationship between us and ourselves, us and society and us with the ecosystem in which we live There is much investigation that confirms how personal well-being, curiosity, empathy, kindness, and non-materialistic values are linked with more sustainable behaviors ]. Sustainability thus really condenses into nurturing and allying values, beliefs, and behaviors with ecological stewardship and with collective responsibility.

During the class meditation I sat outside and enjoying the weather and surroundings. It relieved the majority of my stress and heightened my sense of mindfulness. It allowed me to feel the importance of our surroundings and I though control over my own well-being which is a very important part of being mindful. The TED talk we watched in class on the idea of namaste, recognizing that you are one with the universe. He discussed the balanced of life and how to achieve mindfulness on a a daily basis which really spoke to me because I need more of that in my life.

The 11th hour was quite eye opening. It not only describes but also prescribes what we can all do at this late date to save our home this planet earth, how we live, how we impact the earth’s ecosystems, and what we can do to change our course. There is so much more we need to learn to do to take care of our environment and doing activity two it showed me how to give a definition and a solution to fixing our plants problems.

Kaylee Lewis

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